Medical Negligence News - Davies & Partners
NICE urges doctors to treat dying patients as individualsThursday, 17 December 2015 09:37
End-of-life care, New Nice guidelines, Daily monitoring for improvements, patient hydration, patient consent, family consent in hospital, caring for patients at home, end of life care in hospice
Nurses jailed over faked test resultsWednesday, 16 December 2015 11:08
A recent article in the BBC news Nurses jailed over faked results http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-35090879 , illustrates the vulnerability of patients who are reliant on nursing staff undertaking the necessary observations and test results and accurately recording the same.
Hospital Patient Received Treatment for the “Wrong Kidney”Monday, 07 December 2015 16:18
The BBC has reported that Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals Trust has come under recent criticism for treating the wrong kidney in a patient admitted for kidney stones. This mistake follows criticism by Care Quality Commission over safety and forms part of three incidents referred to as “never events” by the Trust.
Worcestershire NHS Hospital Service Rated InadequateThursday, 03 December 2015 17:03
Worcestershire Hospital services have been rated inadequate by the Care Quality Commission following a published report highlighting “serious problems”.
A&E waiting times are getting worseWednesday, 02 December 2015 09:43
Figures from the Royal College of Emergency Medicine suggest waiting times in A&E departments across the UK are worsening as pressures grow in hospitals.
Elderly Patient Dies from Fall – Failure to Supervise by HospitalMonday, 30 November 2015 09:34
A recent article in the Birmingham's Express and Star (http://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-news/2015/05/23/pensioner-who-died-after-fall-at-birminghams-queen-elizabeth-hospital-was-not-properly-supervised) reported that an elderly inpatient at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham has died after a fall as a result of being inadequately supervised.
TV Doctor Mr Arackal Manu Nair, Consultant Urological Surgeon resignsFriday, 13 November 2015 10:10
Consultant Urological Surgeon and TV Doctor, Mr Arackal Manu Nair has resigned from his post with the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust.
Are private hospitals treating NHS patients properly equipped to deal with emergencies?Monday, 02 November 2015 16:53
The BBC this week ran an investigation asking whether private hospitals treating NHS patients were properly equipped to deal with emergencies. It is an issue that has risen in importance as more and more private hospitals and clinics are sub-contracted into providing NHS care.
Negligence and Damages BillMonday, 26 October 2015 16:22
A Private members Bill, The Negligence and Damages Bill, has recently had its first reading in the House of Commons.
Narcolepsy Sufferers to Face Further ObstaclesMonday, 26 October 2015 14:00
Davies and Partners are representing children who have developed Narcolepsy after receiving the Pandemrix Swine Flu vaccine, and manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline.